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of general norman schwarzkopf. tonight the story behind the name, that it turns out, he didn't like. he was a four star general after his tough talk and the action that followed. his troops battling rocky forces from kuwait in 100 hours of the first gulf war. it turns out, the general known for his swift victories, didn't like that nickname, preferring the one his troops called him, the bear. while he was tough, he had a gentle side, honest and candid in this moment with barbara walters. >> were you ever scared? >> sure. i've been scared in every war i've ever been in. >> if you could meet saddam hussein, what would you ask him or say to him? >> get out of town. >> a west point grad and decorated officer for his time in vietnam, he spent his entire life in the army. when saddam hussein invaded kuwait in 1990, stormin' norman became a household name. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he as a soldier. other than that, he's a great military
adopted more than 60,000 russian children in the last 20 years. >>> time now 6:38. retired general norman schwarzkopf is being reminded as a straight talking commander. >> you are better trained. you are better equipped. you are better led. believe it or not despite of mre's you are better fed. okay. but most of all, you're a hell of a lot tougher than they are. >> the 78-year-old general died yesterday from complications of pneumonia. >>> former secretary of state collin powell released a statement following the word of schwarzkopf's death. his leadership not only inspired his troops but the nation. he was a good friend of mine close buddy and i will miss him. former president george h.w. bush called him in a statement a true american patriot. the 88-year-old former president remains in intensive care in a houston hospital being treated for a fever. a long-time aid of the former president says he's unlikely to leave the hospital any time soon but will tell well wishers to put the harps back in the closet. >>> l.a.'s most recent gun buy back is being to thedded a a huge success. >>> chp a
on new year's eve. >> retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the i iraqi invasion. his sister said he died of complications from pneumonia. schwartz cough known as storm and norman retired to tampa after serving as commander-in- chief of u.s. general u.s. central command there. he was 78 years old. >> police in new york city are searching for a woman they say pushed a man to his death on a subway platform. witnesses say the woman was talking to herself and pasting on the seven train platform and queens. they said they plan she pushed the man on to the tracks as it pulled into the station and then she ran away. police say the man was struck by the first arm pinned down by the second and has not been identified. their canvassing the area to try to find the woman. this is the second time this is happen in a month. we will be back in two minutes as the kron4 news continues. i live look at the james lick freeway with clouds moving in but traffic is still light. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the
of a lot tougher than they are. >> reporter: general schwarzkoft led in kuwait in 1991. storming norman as he was known died at the age of 78. >>> general schwarzkopf is being remembered for his legacy. and former secretary of state colin powell said, his leadership not only led the military service, he led the nation. he was a good friend of mine. i will miss him. >>> bush is spending the night in the hospital. the 41st president has been in the hospital for more than a month with bronchitis. >>> president obama summoned congressional leaders to come to the white house tomorrow in a last ditch effort to try to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. the president arrived in washington today cutting short his hawaii vacation. he called congressional leaders last night and today house speaker john boehner said the house will convene on sunday leaving less than 48 hours to come up with a deal. >> it's the count down to midnight. the start of a new year. but this year president, the american people are waiting for the ball to drop but it's not going a good drop. >> republicans aren't about to wr
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